Backstage Photo- and Videography

In the world of fashion and events, there exists a realm that is as exhilarating as it is chaotic — the backstage. It’s a labyrinth of creativity, where the energy is palpable, and every moment is infused with anticipation. And in the midst of this whirlwind, there stands a silent observer, armed with a camera, ready to capture the essence of it all.  

What is Backstage and Behind-the-Scenes Photography?

Backstage and behind-the-scenes photography is the art of documenting the moments leading up to a grand event. Whether it’s a fashion runway show, a theatrical performance, or a music concert, these behind-the-scenes glimpses offer a unique perspective on the preparation, anticipation, and camaraderie that precede the main event.

Who May Need Backstage Photography?

From fashion designers seeking to document the creation process of their collections to event organizers aiming to capture the essence of their productions, backstage photography serves a myriad of purposes. Fashion magazines and blogs, PR & Communications agencies can benefit from the raw authenticity that backstage content creation provides.

My Role as a Backstage Photographer?

With over 15 years of experience in reportage photography, I have had the privilege of immersing myself in the backstage chaos of countless events and shows. It’s a world where spontaneity reigns supreme, and the ability to adapt quickly is paramount. Through my lens, I strive to capture not just the visuals, but the emotions and stories that unfold behind the scenes.

Backstage. Hanna Baranava — Photographer and Videographer in Milan and Dubai
Backstage. Hanna Baranava — Photographer and Videographer in Milan and Dubai

3 Tips for Capturing the Best Backstage Photos:

1. Embrace the Chaos

The backstage environment can be overwhelming, but don’t let it deter you. Instead, embrace the chaos and use it to your advantage. Look for moments of spontaneity, raw emotion, and candid interactions that tell a compelling story.

2. Find Unique Perspectives

In a sea of photographers, strive to stand out by finding unique perspectives and compositions. Experiment with different angles, focal lengths, and framing techniques to add depth and dimension to your images.

3. Build Relationships

Building rapport with the people backstage can open doors to authentic moments that others might overlook. Take the time to connect with the models, designers, and crew members, and you’ll be rewarded with access to intimate moments that make for unforgettable photographs.

The backstage photography is not just about capturing images; it’s about capturing moments — fleeting yet eternal, chaotic yet beautiful. As an experienced photographer with a passion for storytelling, I invite you to join me on a journey behind the scenes.


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